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Prediction: Uruguay v France 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: France victory

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmakers: Ladbrokes

On Friday afternoon, the first quarter-final of World Cup 2018 takes place, as Uruguay face France in Nizhniy Novgorod. Both teams have been in good form in Russia, so this could be a tight encounter.


Uruguay are on a run of seven straight wins, including winning all four games at the World Cup so far. La Celeste recorded victories in all their group games before beating Portugal 2-1 in the last-16.

Prediction: Brazil vs Belgium 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Brazil win

Best Odds: 23/20

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve made it down to the final eight at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and while there are certainly some teams that have a better chance of winning the trophy than others, this year’s tournament has proven that nothing is impossible. Every single nation to have reached the quarter-finals deserves to be here, and tomorrow, we could see one of the games of the year when Brazil face Belgium to see which one of the two juggernauts will progress to the semi-final stage.

Gunners linked with big money move for Barcelona midfielder 0

Posted on July 04, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal could be set to make a bid of around £30million for Barcelona central midfielder Andre Gomes this summer. New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly a big fan of the former Valencia star and is prepared to sell players in order to buy Gomes.

Limited transfer budget

The Gunners are reportedly working on a tight budget this summer, as they attempt to strengthen the squad for next season. The north London club has already signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno, as well as defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer.

Prediction: Colombia v England 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England Win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Coral

On Tuesday night, Colombia and England go head-to-head for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Colombia made the last eight last time out, but the Three Lions have not played in the World Cup quarter-final since 2006. It is a massive game for both teams.


Colombia recovered from a defeat in their opening group games to defeat Poland and Senegal top Group H. The highly-rated South American team have been on a run of unconvincing form of late, as they failed to win any of their three warm-up games heading into Russia 2018.

Prediction: Sweden vs Switzerland 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Sweden win

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

There are few things that satisfy 90% of football fans but seeing big teams fall in international tournaments in favour of unfancied nations certainly falls into that category. As we continue on through the Round of 16, which has already given us a phenomenal selection of games, it’ll be interesting to see how some of these countries navigate their way through the knockouts. One game, in particular, that intrigues us is the upcoming showdown between Sweden and Switzerland.

Prediction: Brazil v Mexico 0

Posted on July 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Brazil win

Best odds: 1/2

Bookmakers: Bet365

In one of the most interesting last 16 games of World Cup 2018, Brazil and Mexico clash on Monday night, as the pre-tournament favourites look to seal their spot in the competitions quarter-finals.


Brazil started the tournament as favourites to lift the trophy and the Selecao remain the most fancied team to win World Cup 2018. Tite’s highly talented team are now 14 games unbeaten, having beaten Costa Rica and Serbia while drawing with Switzerland in the group stages.

Prediction: Belgium vs Japan 0

Posted on July 01, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Romelu Lukaku to score.

Best odds: 10/11

Bookmaker: PaddyPower

The round of 16 of the ongoing World Cup in Russia has certainly kicked off in style, with two arguably best players in the world already out of the tournament as Lionel Messi’s Argentina bowed out to France while Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t inspire Portugal to get past Uruguay.

Belgium will face Japan on Monday evening.

Prediction: Croatia v Denmark 0

Posted on June 30, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Croatia win

Best Odds: 20/23

Bookmakers: Coral

Croatia and Denmark head into Sundays last-16 game at the World Cup in Nizhniy Novgorod, with both sides eying a place in the quarter-finals of Russia 2018.


Croatia heads into this game as one of the form teams in Russia, having won all three of their group games against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland. A 3-0 win over Argentina was a particularly eye-catching result.

The wins in the group stages mean that Zlatko Dalic’s side has picked up four consecutive wins, while also scoring at least twice in all four victories.

Prediction: France v Argentina 0

Posted on June 29, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: France win

Best odds:29/20

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, France and Argentina clash in the first knockout game of World Cup 2018. The two teams produced highly contrasting displays in the group stages, but will both see the quarter-finals as a realistic aim.


France made it through to the knockout stages with very little fuss, beating Australia and Peru, while drawing with Denmark in their final group game. However, there is a sense that Didier Deschamps team are still performing within themselves in Russia.

Prediction: Spain vs Russia 0

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Spain win

Best Odds: 4/7

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve finally arrived at the knockout stages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and so far, the tournament has lived up to the hype. We’ve seen several high profile nations crash out at the group stage, and on top of that, we’ve seen a parade of last minute goals and unbelievable matches. Now, however, we’re into a straight knockout format as 16 teams battle it out to become world champions. Two of those teams are Spain and Russia, who have certainly provided us with some entertaining games in their respective groups.

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